Son places sixth at Wrestling Nationals
Chanute senior Sam Son added to the list of wrestling honors he’s received this season. Last weekend, Son placed 6th in the nation at 160 lbs. at the NHSCA Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va.
This is the most prestigious folk style tournament for high school competitors after their senior year. College coaches flock to Virginia to find recruits who do well in this tournament. This great accomplishment was the perfect follow-up to last mon...
Kentucky tops Kansas 67-59 for title
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol' Kentucky home will long remember this championship season.
The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks Monday night, ignoring Davis' bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over Kansas for the team's eighth national title — and its first since 1998.
The one-and-doners did it in a wire-to-wi...
Chanute softball splits first two games of the season
The Chanute softball team split its first two games of the season against Pittsburg Thursday afternoon, winning the first game 12-2, and losing the second 7-5.
According to first-year Chanute Head Coach Maria Hernandez, the girls did great in the first game by putting the ball in play and moving the runners around and not leaving runners stranded.
“Offensively we needed to be patient and work the pitcher. Once we started doing that the pitche...
Chanute boys golf starts season with struggle in Indy
INDEPENDENCE — The Chanute golf team struggled in its first tournament of the spring season on Wednesday, coming in eighth place out of 11 teams at the Independence Country Club.
The Independence team won the event it hosted with 333 points, while Chanute had 390.
The team did not play as well as Coach Bill Woodard had hoped.
“Inexperience and poor execution are not good combinations,” Woodard said. “We have much work to do if the we are goin...
Chanute’s Littleton impresses in singles debut at tennis tourney
COFFEYVILLE — The Chanute boys tennis team tied for third place out of four teams in its second tournament of the season, in Coffeyville on Thursday afternoon. Head Coach Wayne Woodyard was happy with the efforts of his players at this event.
“We are getting better with each match we play,” Woodyard said.
Both of the school’s singles players, Ian Cheshier and Cornell Littleton, and the doubles team of Jefferson Holmes and Tyler Dillow won the...
Chanute track team prepares to get season off to running start
Chanute was the second place track team last year in the SEK conference, and the boys were just a couple of points from winning last year’s conference meet. With more than 70 athletes competing in 18 events, Chanute track coach Derek Liggett has a goal to win the conference this year. He thinks that Chanute has retained enough talented athletes and brought in enough quality freshmen to do so. Liggett also aims to...
Chanute baseball struggles in season’s 1st game, almost triumphs in 2nd
Going into the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game of the season-opening double-header against Pittsburg, it seemed as though the Chanute baseball team was going to lose two consecutive routs. Hosting the Purple Dragons at Katy Park, the Comets had already been defeated in their first game 11-4, and were losing the second one 10-3. However, through tenacious hitting and taking advantage of mistakes by ...
NCCC baseball hosts ‘Game On For A Cure’ Saturday
Neosho County Community College Panther Baseball, in conjunction with Relay For Life of Neosho County, will present a “Game On For A Cure” event this Saturday, March 31 at Hudson Field on the NCCC campus. The Panthers (25-8) will be playing a double-header with Labette County Community College. Games begin at 1 p.m.
Besides exciting baseball action, the day is going to be filled with an abundance of information to raise awareness of cancer an...
Humboldt starts season with two monster wins
The softball team from Humboldt High School got its season off to a rollicking start on Tuesday night by beating Neodesha on the road in consecutive games. The Cubs won 19-0 and 17-0 and only struck out three times the entire night, while 28 Humboldt players were walked during these games.
Coach Brad Piley said he was very happy with the team’s pitching. Jaci Ross only gave up two hits in three innings work in the first game, while striking o...
Chanute, St. Paul basketball players selected to participate in All-Star game
PITTSBURG — Chanute basketball players Morgan Olson and Bailey Erikson have been selected to be on the list of 40 boys and girls basketball players participating in the Sixth Annual Via Christi KSEK/KLKC All-Star Basketball Games on Sunday, April 1 at the St. Mary’s-Colgan High School Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. Seniors Olson and Erikson were key members of the Chanute basketball squad that made it to the state basketball tournament in Salina th...
Panthers add two more wins to their tally against KCK
The NCCC baseball team scored a pair of victories over KCK on Monday, beating the Devils 7-6 and 5-0 in the match-ups. These games were originally supposed to take place on Sunday, but were pushed to Monday due to last week’s rain.
The second batter of the first game for KCK hit a solo home run. NCCC first baseman Adam Giacalone, hitting in the leadoff spot, answered with a solo home run of his own. The score remained knotted at one until the...
King of America II Modified Nationals kick off tonight in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT — America’s toughest and most talented open-wheel dirt Modified drivers are headed for Humboldt for the King of America II Modified Nationals as the Humboldt Speedway hosts the $15,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start event tonight through Saturday, March 28-31.
Nearly $80,000 has been earmarked for Saturday’s “A” Main alone, with a total purse of more than $130,000 posted for the four-day extravaganza.
The inaugural running of the extravagan...
Chanute softball prepared to swing into season
Maria Hernandez has been coaching softball a long time, including a stint as a student assistant head coach at Pittsburg State, but this is her first year as the head coach of the high school softball team that represents her hometown of Chanute.
“It’s a little different,” Hernandez said. “Right now, these girls have a lot of talent and I’ve seen them play before.”
Hernandez is hoping to lessen the errors that the ...
Bowling championship results
Chanute USBC Bowling Associations Adult/Youth Tournament 7th annual 2011-2012 final standings:
1. SMB 2510
Pam Emhke, Rob Klauman *, Caleb Corr *, Cory Gray
2. R & 3 M’s 2497
Bryson Rensing *, Becky Manly, Parker Manly *, Jay Manly
3. Jayhawkers 2419
Dylan Allen *, Kenton Allen *, Rosemary Greenwood, Bob Greenwood
4. Drillers 2405
Kristy Friedrich, Jeff Splane, Daylon Splane *, Hunter Friedrich *
Chanute Wrestling Club state wrestling results
The Chanute Wrestling Club was represented by Brayden Dillow at the 2012 USA Kansas State Wrestling Tournament in Topeka last weekend. Dillow came up just a bit short in the competition, and closed out the season by finishing second in the eight and Under 110 lb. weight class.
Giacalone brings success both at the plate and on the mound
Most pitchers can’t hit. This baseball truism exists because, statistically, more people can hit well than pitch well, and because pitchers are such a valuable and integral commodity on a team. So, from a relatively young age, any player that shows genuine pitching ability usually concentrates on mastering that part of the sport, and other areas of the game, like hitting, lag behind as a result.
NCCC sophomore Ada...
NCCC splits Sunday games with KCK
The NCCC Panthers baseball team split the first two games of the series against Kansas City Kansas, losing the first one 2-0, and winning the second 10-2.
The games, originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, were postponed until Sunday because of rain in the area late last week. The contest was well-attended by scouts for several Major League teams.
In the first game, neither team was able to score until KCK hit a home run to start off t...
Chanute native trying to help break basketball world record
A Chanute native is trying to use his basketball skills to help break a world record. Jacob Williams is currently in St. Louis, right across the street from the NCAA regionals that are hosting the Jayhawks this weekend, playing in the World Record Basketball Game. Williams is among the players who are attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest basketball game ever. Williams and the other players plan to play for...
Chanute native Weilert profiled on Kansas golf website
A Chanute native was the subject of an article on a website devoted to Kansas golf. Kansasgolf.org is running a story about Amy Weilert, who attended Chanute High School and currently studies biology at and plays golf for Ottawa University.
She started playing golf as a child at Quarry Stone, and won several SEK youth tournaments. She moved on to other sports in middle school.
While playing basketball for Chanute High School, Weilert fell dur...